My name is Edgar Verhoeven and I’m a visual artist from the Netherlands
I’m searching for a certain sense of wonder in my images. Something that ‘transcends’ reality. I embrace the ‘fantastical’ and balance the line between what is the possible and what is impossible.
I am also looking for some kind of meaning. I feel that our society becomes increasingly complex, productive and efficient. And despite that this can be considered as something positive, I do feel something is missing. Or rather that something is amiss. I have a feeling that we are living in fast forward, but the question is … where to?
In my work I combine the gloom with the absurd. I question the artificiality in our society. Sometimes I do this from the perspective from the animal kingdom. Perhaps this is impossible, but to a certain extent you might find there is some truth in it.
To realize my images I mix photography with 3D computer graphics and image editing. I usually sketch out the images in advance before I ‘capture’ my image. Then I photograph the required elements or I create them in the “virtual” domain in a 3D computer program. Later on I combine these elements ‘seamlessly’ into one image.